Classical Connections Grants

Charlotte public librarians Margaret Woodruff and Cheryl Sloan and Charlotte Elementary School librarian Heidi Huestis created a summer project to encourage middle schoolers to read the classics. Funding was provided by community member Alex Kroll while the librarians developed a week of activities, books, art, and writing to enrich the selected readings.

The program has now expanded as a grant opportunity through the Vermont Public Library Foundation. Vermont libraries may create their own program or use the materials previously prepared by Charlotte Library.

Grant Requirements
  • Collaboration between a public library and a school is strongly encouraged
  • A program for middle schoolers focused on pairing a classic with a modern title
  • Application due by: May 15, 2015
  • Report due no later than one year after receipt of grant funds
Grant Resources

Discussion sets of The Lightning Thief, The Wednesday Wars, and Jip may be requested from the Vermont State Library through Interlibrary Loan. Contact Linda Willis-Pendo with questions about availability.